Homes & Gardens January 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Homes & Gardens celebrates the beauty of classic and contemporary style. Real-life homes with stunning photography deliver inspirational decorating while remaining real and relevant. Homes & Gardens is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

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Right now 2021 feels like a year of promise. The promise of an end to the pandemic and a new US President. The promise of family get-togethers, open shops and buzzy restaurants. The promise of life going on. Whatever the new year holds, I find it uplifting to look forwards with hope. So this month’s houses are full of light and colour, we’ve spotlighted new garden design trends and our Great Renovations feature brings together brilliant projects by top designers. I have been spending time planning a personal renovation project, as we are due shortly to start on-site with the redesign of our Georgian terrace. With this front of mind, I am eagerly reading Sebastian Cox’s new column, which charts his overhaul of a Victorian home in Margate. It inspires me…

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objects of desire

BON ANNIVERSAIRE To mark 25 years, Caravane has launched a collection that pays tribute to the countries and craftspeople that it has been inspired by over the years. From Moroccan terracotta to Indian hand embroidery, the collection is a true celebration of travel. Pajaro and Suzi cushion covers, £95 each, both Caravane. IN GOOD COMPANY We’re delighted by Cole & Son’s latest collection with Historic Royal Palaces. Called The Great Masters, it pays homage to the artisans, craftsmen and monarchs who shaped the six royal residences (from Hampton Court to the Tower of London). It comprises 17 new designs, including the Verdure tapestry (118/17038), £500 a tapestry or £68.03sq m, Historic Royal Palaces and Cole & Son. MIX & MATCH The Wanderlust collection of tables from Davidson London offers a unique experience to design and…

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LIGHT SOURCE Interiors trove Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has welcomed US brand Circa Lighting. This brand-to-know is committed to beautiful designs from hand-picked manufacturers and the new showroom does not disappoint. Keil swing arm wall light, £455, Aerin at Circa Lighting. SOUL SISTER Recognised for her decorative style and art-inspired approach, interior designer Sophie Ashby has launched Sister, a unique collection of in-house designed furniture as well as refurbished antique treasures and artwork. Designed to be Studio Ashby’s ‘younger sister’, Sister consists of pieces selected by Sophie and aims to combine affordability with fun. Antique finds include the Ashanti figures, from £100; Little Idol and Woman Idol, £120 each ( NEW BEGINNINGS In its 150th anniversary year, British textile firm Warner has been reimagined as Warner House. The relaunch aims to bring its extensive archive…

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one to watch

Q Tell us a little about your background. Sustainability is a constant thread that ties my experiences and education together. My background is varied: from facilitating art workshops in the Amazon where I was exposed to traditional skills to living and working in east London and being immersed in the arts culture there. My experiences have shown me the need for long-lasting sustainable design. Initially, I studied art at university, which was concerned with concept rather than craft. I later studied historical woodcarving and gilding at City & Guilds of London Art School, an intense, practical course with a wonderful community of craftspeople. Q Where do you look to for inspiration? I look both back to antiquity and forward to the contemporary. The study and meaning of floral ornament is a major theme.…

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a winter’s feast

‘This is a menu I would serve in the days following Christmas – when everyone is still gathered together – perhaps straddling lunch and dinner when the light is beginning to fade. It’s simple, honest and comforting food – but still slightly celebratory in feel.’ Skye Gyngell OYSTERS WITH PICKLED ELDERBERRIES AND HORSERADISH The pepperiness of the horseradish and the sharpness of the elderberries are a nice contrast to the briny, cool freshness of the oysters. Shuck the oysters and arrange on crushed ice, add a small spoonful of horseradish cream and top with the pickled elderberries, and serve at once. SERVES 6 12 oysters (allow 2 per person) Crushed ice FOR THE PICKLE 100g elderberries (fresh or frozen)40g caster sugar40ml red wine vinegar40ml water FOR THE HORSERADISH CREAM 2 x inches of fresh horseradish150ml crème fraicheA…

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a piece of history

In the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains lies Michael Bruno’s Tuxedo Park home. The road to it winds around a frozen lake with the snow-covered pine trees reminiscent of an Alpine landscape. Only a half-hour drive from the edge of New York City, the extraordinary community of Tuxedo Park is where the entrepreneur and founder of 1stDibs has finally settled. ‘I typically like to move every eight years so that I can redecorate and I’ve looked around but I can’t find another house that makes me as happy as this one does.’ Michael’s original motive in finding a new home was to move closer to his office in the city. ‘I lived 40 blocks away and it could take forever to get there,’ he says. Tipped off about the historic houses…